41). Eitr – 2017
This isometric (I’m going to slap myself for writing this later) Souls-like dungeon crawler exploded into the spotlight in 2014. Published by Develover, Eitr has you play as a the Shield Maiden in a challenging, dark and gloomy world where you have to hack bosses to pieces or get hacked up yourself. I got to try Eitr at EGX a few years back and it was my game of the show that year. While it’s still penciled in for a 2017 release date, we’ve not heard any news on Eitr for quite a while so hopefully it’ll resurface soon.
42). XING: The Land Beyond – 2017
XING begins at the end. You’re dead and your journeying through a version of purgatory. XING is a first person puzzle game where you have to earn your passage into the afterlife by helping other spirits to pass on. You visit a number of realms including mountains, deserts, forests, volcanoes and more to prove your worth. XING: The Land Beyond is coming to PS4, PSVR and PC (including other VR devices too) this year.
43). Dead Secret – 2017
Dead Secret was originally released on Samsung Gear VR all the way back in 2015 but is planned to finally reach the PS4 and PSVR this year. Set in a secluded farmhouse in 1960’s Kansas, Dead Secret is a horror adventure game where you explore a house to uncover what happened to the murdered Harris Bullard.
44). Earthlight – 2017
Experience what it’s like to be an astronaut floating above the earth in Earthlight. This title is already available on PC and is aiming to come to PS4 and PSVR this year.
45). Dollhouse – 2017
Dollhouse, the narrative horror game from Creazn Studo once planned for release in early 2016, should finally release in 2017 for PS4. It’s a suspense filled game that relies on tension building rather than simple jump scares and is even aiming to release with an online versus multiplayer. How exactly that will work has yet to be demonstrated.
46). Moss – 2017
A PSVR exclusive, Moss is being described as a “Zelda-esque” adventure where you control protagonist Moss the mouse. It’s cute, sure, but there’s a lot of danger in Moss’ world. If you’ve been keeping up with the development of Moss, you’ll know that Moss is fluent in sign-language too and this is the primary way he’ll communicate with the player. Cool, huh?
47). World End Economica – 2017
World End Economica is a visual novel series from Isuna Hasekura (the writer of Spice and Wolf) where you play as a young boy living on the freshly colonised moon who decides to play the stock market in order to make his dreams come true. The 3 part series was met with a decidedly mixed critical response when it released on Steam but if you’re into visual novels and find yourself at a loss as to what to play, this might be worth a look when it lands on the PS4 in 2017.
48). The Modern Zombie Taxi Company – 2017
One of the earliest games to be announced for PSVR, The Modern Zombie Taxi Company is set after the zombie apocalypse and now that the zombies have won, they want to go about their daily lives. You play as a taxi driver in this madcap world. According to developers VITEI Backroom, development of TMZTC is currently “on hold” for unknown reasons but the game still has a pencilled in release date of 2017. Will we see it this side of Christmas? Probably not.
49). Remothered: Tormented Fathers – 2017
Originally intended as a fan remake of the cult classic Clock Tower game, Remothered: Tormented Fathers is a passion project from designer Chris Darril. A phycological horror/thriller, you play as 35 year old Rosemary Reed who’s investigating the disappearance of a girl. Rosemary must get close to this girl’s parents to learn the truth behind a conspiracy and a potential hidden massacre.
50). Obduction – Aug 29
Obduction is a critically-acclaimed sci-fi adventure game from the makers of Myst and Riven. If, like me, you read the words “Myst” and “Riven” and do a little squeal of excitement, you should be looking forward to Obducted. This game will make it’s way to Xbox One eventually but when the game launches on August 29th, 2017, it’s a console exclusive for PS4 and PSVR.
51). Boundless – 2017
“Ambitious” is the one word I’d use to describe Boundless. It’s a sandbox MMO (cross-play with PC and PS4) adventure game that shares a lot of DNA with No Man’s Sky – except, you’ll be playing with other people. Each world you enter is procedurally generated and you can skip through portals to find a world you want to live in OR rebuild the one you’re in however you see fit. “Sometimes you’ll thrive, sometimes you’ll have to fight to survive” stated James Austin, Director of developer Wonderstruck. Let’s hope this one thrives.
52). Death’s Gambit – 2017
Death’s Gambit is a challenging Action-RPG where you explore an alien medieval planet filled with beasts, knights, and horrors. You play as an agent of Death who has to exact its will on the people of Leydia that have found the secret to immortality. Scheduled to release on PS4 and PC this year, Death’s Gambit looks like a special one.
53). VisionEck – 2017
VisionEck is promising to turn the first person shooter genre on its head. Described as a “mathematically exact” shooter, VisionEck uses colours around its areas that influence the play in different ways. It might slow down the movement, allow you to walk on walls or put you in a safe zone.